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Bronx Principal Under Fire For Allegedly Falsifying Records, Student Grades

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NYC classroom (credit: CBS 2)

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BRONX, NY (CBSNewYork) - A Bronx principal accused of falsifying records and student grades has been reassigned.

Lynn Passarella, the principal of the highly rated Theatre Arts Production Company School, changed attendance records and gave students passing grades in classes that they didn’t attend, city officials say.

An investigative report also alleges that Passarella, who received a $25,000 bonus for her school’s apparent good grades in 2010, misused funds.

The Theatre Arts Production Company School earned an “A” on the 2010 high school report card and the highest rating of all schools. Officials say that rating was faked.

School officials say Dennis Walcott, the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, is looking to fire Passarella, and officials say her bonus has already been taken back.

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